Abstract
“A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS KNOWLEDGE REGARDING IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AMONG MOTHERS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AT PALLITHOTTAM, KOLLAM WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION BOOKLET”

Joshna Johnson*, Josmi Johnson, Josna Joseph, Juliya T. Raju, Kezia Joy and Jyothi Lakshmi J.

ABSTRACT

The research project under took was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia among mothers of adolescent girls at Pallithottam, Kollam with a view to develop an information booklet.” The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia among mothers of adolescent girls, to find out the association between knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia among mothers of adolescent girls and selected demographic variables and to develop an information booklet regarding iron deficiency anaemia among mothers of adolescent girls. A quantitative non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among adolescent girls at Pallithottam, Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia among mothers of adolescent girls was selected by convenience sampling technique. The tool used for data collection consisted of variables and self-structured questionnaires, basic introduction of the study were given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study. The Major findings of the study were as follows: The Study shows that out of 60 samples 60% of sample had good knowledge. 30% had average knowledge and 10% had poor Knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia. The study found that there was significant association between knowledge and demographic variables such as age, type of family, number of adolescent child, income of the family and education of mother.

Keywords: Assess, adolescent, knowledge, iron deficiency anaemia, self structured questionnaires.


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